Acacia koa

Acacia koa is a species of flowering tree in the family Fabaceae. It is endemic to the Hawaiian Islands,[2] where it is the second most common tree.[3] The highest populations are on Hawaiʻi, Maui and Oʻahu. Its name in the Hawaiian language, koa, also means brave, bold, fearless, or warrior.[4]

Acacia koa
A young koa tree showing compound leaves and phyllodes
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Clade: Mimosoideae
Genus: Acacia
Species:
A. koa
Binomial name
Acacia koa
Synonyms[2]

Acacia heterophylla var. latifolia Benth.
Acacia kauaiensis Hillebr.
Racosperma koa (A.Gray) Pedley